Men of Two Worlds

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Men of Two Worlds
Directed by Thorold Dickinson
Based on story 'White Ants' by Eileen Arnot Robertson
Starring Eric Portman
Phyllis Calvert
Release date
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £600,000.[1][2]

Men of Two Worlds is a 1946 British Technicolor drama film directed by Thorold Dickinson and starring Robert Adams, Eric Portman and Phyllis Calvert. The screenplay concerns an African music student who returns home to battle a witch doctor for control over his tribe.[3]



Filming began in 1943, with eight months spent shooting in Tanganyika. A U-boat sank cameras and stock on the way out. Cameras were impounded and shooting was held up with slow convoys, bad weather, a strike of lab men in Hollywood and difficulties involved in shooting in Technicolor.[4]


According to trade papers, the film was a "notable box office attraction" at British cinemas.[5]

It was the 17th most popular film at the British box office in 1946 after The Wicked Lady, The Bells of St. Mary's, Piccadilly Incident, The Captive Heart, Road to Utopia, Caravan, Anchors Away, The Corn is Green, Gilda, The House on 92nd Street, The Overlanders, Appointment with Crime, The Bandit of Sherwood Forest, Kitty, Spellbound, and Scarlet Street.[6]


  1. ^ "Noteworthy Films Made In U.K.". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 17 January 1953. p. 27. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Geoffrey Macnab, J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry, London, Routledge (1993) p191
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  4. ^ Variety review accessed 10 Sept 2012
  5. ^ Robert Murphy, Realism and Tinsel: Cinema and Society in Britain 1939-48 2003 p209
  6. ^ "Hollywood Sneaks In 15 Films on '25 Best' List of Arty Britain". The Washington Post. 15 Jan 1947. p. 2. 

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